Rebecca Fox

Flood costs estimated at $400,000

Flood costs estimated at $400,000

As Henley residents continue to clean up their homes and businesses after last week's floods, the costs of the event around Coastal Otago are starting to become clear.

Banking on the Taieri

The 1980 Taieri Plain flood is considered one of the most devastating to hit the area and has shaped the level of flood protection there since.

Campaign against Vietnamese catfish

Campaign against Vietnamese catfish

Two Nelson women are travelling the country to raise awareness of the origins of the Vietnamese catfish, or basa, being sold in some New Zealand supermarkets and fish and chip shops.

A deluge of May rainfall records

A deluge of May rainfall records

Flooding throughout Coastal Otago last week may not have broken any records but the rainfall which contributed to it did.

'You always say it's only stuff, but...'

'You always say it's only stuff, but...'

Saving the goldfish was a priority for Kristine Hooper on the night Henley flooded, but she said coming home yesterday and seeing her recently renovated 150-year-old cottage surrounded by floodwater was cause for greater anxiety.

Farmers anticipate big feed bills

Farmers anticipate big feed bills

Taieri dairy farmers affected by flooding could each face costs of up $60,000 for alternative winter grazing.

Taieri's flow third highest

Taieri's flow third highest

At the flood peak on Saturday, the Taieri River's flow at Outram was the third highest since records began in 1968.

Rental firm's depot flooded

Rental firm's depot flooded

Avis rental sales agent Jolani Garner thought nothing of kicking off her boots and pulling waders on over her uniform yesterday to help push one of her cars out of floodwater at Dunedin International Airport.

Flooded residents 'sick of it'

There is only so much housework and water watching you can do, say Henley residents who stayed with their homes as floodwaters rose.

Alerts stand as more rain falls

Alerts stand as more rain falls

As rain continued for the fifth day yesterday and with more forecast, the Otago Regional Council was warning coastal Otago residents to stay on alert for flooding.